Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Mines • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Come and discover our history about Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley, explore the mine rescue display and discover for yourself a replica underground mining environment. Search for hidden animals and try panning for "museum" gold. Suitable for all ages, open 7 days.
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1-2 hours
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Nanette T
53 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The centre showcases the remnants of the mine, history and the tragedy of the mine.
In addition relics of the area are displayed- apple sorting machine, miners hut, a water wheel and so much more.
Great staff provided information about the history of the centre. I can still remember watching the rescue of the 2 miners over many days praying for a miracle which occurred on day 14.
Great visit. Probably a duration of 1-1.5 hours.
Written 30 May 2022
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Brookie
Sydney, Australia273 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
As many have mentioned before, this is well worth a visit. The self guided tour is interesting. The volunteer staff were friendly and lovely. I’m glad this old mine was preserved.
Written 20 May 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,663 contributions
Apr. 2022
Have to plan a return visit here and other attractions in the State. We simply didn't allow enough time on our schedule to see all that the Centre has to offer, we just scratched the surface indoors. Great to see the buildings largely preserved together with some examples of mining equipment, etc. The signage is very informative. Lovely example of a Miner's Cottage in the park opposite plus a flywheel from A Tangye steam engine used by Gunn's sawmill, (not sure what the connection is).
Written 15 May 2022
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Sandra B
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I enjoyed this a lot more than thought I would. So much to see in the Heritage Centre and very well set out and so much information.
The mine was great to see and again, so much information on the history, the 2006 collapse and rescue, and what has happened since it’s closure.
We spent a couple of hours there, and thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 6 May 2022
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AJ Pato
Kempsey, Australia615 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We decided to take the drive up from Launceston. It’s a good drive. The museum was a surprise but well worth the look around. Plenty to see and remember. I recall watching the events unfold in 2006 so to actually see it first hand was impressive.
Written 6 May 2022
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deecee64
Sydney, Australia261 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
A great overview of the mine and the sad event of the rock fall. Very well presented and easy to navigate the tour. Worth a visit
Written 29 April 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,153 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
This museum catalogs the mining heritage of the Tamar Valley and presents the contemporary history of the Beaconsfield Mine Collapse and the successful rescue of Todd Russell and Brant Webb. The story of the rescue including the hardships and challenges is enthralling. It reminds us that mining is dangerous and working underground is not for the faint hearted. The other displays are thoughtful and well maintained. The visit represented value for money.
Written 25 April 2022
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Elke H
22 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Really enjoyed our recent trip here. Lots to see. We spent a couple of hours. Great to combine the history of the mine overall with a recap of the rescue. Well worth a visit. Well priced for how much you can see.
Written 23 March 2022
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shazzd65
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions
Feb. 2022
I really enjoyed wandering around the Mine and the Heritage Centre, far more than I was expecting to. Super interesting seeing all the Heritage displays and ruins. Great exhibit for the disaster that happened a number of years ago, very sobering to see what the miners were trapped in for all that time and the video's of them being rescued. Really like what they have done with the ruins, making parts into a rainforest type garden. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Would totally recommend visiting this place.
Written 26 February 2022
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BowenMJ
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
A fascinating museum that shows some wonderful engineering from many years ago.
The display is all the more incredible because it tells the emotional story of the rescue of 2 men who were trapped in a mine collapse and saved 14 days later while their workmate lay dead less than 20 metres away.
Written 25 February 2022
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm